Category Archives: Laguna Beach Energy Savings

The Costs of SC Edison’s Green Rate Programs

The Costs of SC Edison’s Green Rate Programs We evaluate the costs of SCE’s Green Rate Programs, and the Cleanness of the Energy being paid for. The actual source of the electrons delivered to your house does not change with … Continue reading

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Climate-Wise Actions for Laguna Beach

Concerned about climate change? Here are some steps Laguna Beach residents (and everyone else) can take to combat climate change and help the environment.  Walk more, drive less. Use the trolley…it’s free.  Turn lights off at home.  Use LED light … Continue reading

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Our 700th Energy Blog Article

Our 700th Energy Blog Article It’s time to celebrate our 700th blog article. I call it our, because my writing is largely a reflection of my community and information sources. I like to look beyond the news publications, which avoid … Continue reading

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Sea Level Rise and Possible Increased Storms in Laguna Beach

Sea Level Rise and Possible Increased Storms in Laguna Beach Laguna Beach’s attractions have been the beaches, the canyon, the cliffs, the foliage, the artists who have settled here, and the community spirit and involvement. Our climate effects evaluation does … Continue reading

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Transportation Ideas for Laguna Beach

Transportation Ideas for Laguna Beach The careful Solano Beach analysis of emissions shows that two thirds of their emissions comes from transportation. This shows the primacy of this category in terms of reducing emissions. Laguna beach has a somewhat similar … Continue reading

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Summary of Posts Relevant to Climate Action Plans for Southern California

Summary of Posts Relevant to Climate Action Plans for Southern California By Dennis Silverman UCI Physics and Astronomy My Blog is at: sites.uci.edu/energyobserver/  The Long-Term Outlook for Climate Sustainability An optimistic long-term outlook to 2100 to help survive the present … Continue reading

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The Climate Action of the US at the Bonn Conference

The Climate Action of the US at the Bonn COP23 Conference Michael Bloomberg, former Mayor of New York City, noted that the US Climate Action effort called America’s Pledge involved 20 states, 110 cities, universities, and 1,400 businesses.   The … Continue reading

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Recommending Yearly or Biennial Reporting by the Mayor’s Climate Action Plan Committee

Recommending Yearly or Biennial Reporting by the Mayor’s Climate Action Plan Advisory Committee   While it has been a decade since the last report of such a committee, we realize that the local and national energy and climate situations can … Continue reading

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Laguna Beach Visitor versus Resident Pollution

Laguna Beach Visitor versus Resident Pollution David Hanssen has an LA Times article trying to count Laguna Beach visitors. The city says 3 million a year. Visit Laguna says 6 million. But there are only 2,000 parking spaces. And only … Continue reading

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Waste Power from Orange County Landfills

Trash collected in Orange County waste management goes to three landfills.  The three landfills have composite liner systems that keeps natural gas contained, and it is removed in wells.  It is then burned in renewable energy power plants, and produces … Continue reading

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